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Wahab Riaz has said that Englands middle order is fragile, ahead of the first Test at Lords, and believes Pakistan can put pressure on them.Wahab felt much rested on the shoulders of Alastair Cook, and Joe Root, who has been promoted to No. 3, with the next two positions being filled by James Vince and the recalled Gary Ballance.Vince managed just 54 runs in four innings in his debut series against Sri Lanka, while Ballance is set to play his first Test in a year, having earned a surprising call-up as England reshuffle their order.We know that England is struggling with their middle order, Joe Root is one of their best players and he has to take the responsibility, so thats why he is at No.3, Wahab said. But I think the other batting is fragile. If you get Cook and Root quickly, you can really put pressure on them, but you cant take things easy against them.While Wahab, who went a long way in cementing his Test spot with a fiery spell of reverse swing on the second afternoon against Sussex, is correct to pinpoint the uncertainty around the No. 4 and 5 positions heading into the series, Englands lower middle-order has been prolific of late. However, they are likely to be tested more by Pakistans attack - sharp left-arm pace complemented by the legspin of Yasir Shah - than they were by the Sri Lankans.Jonny Bairstow, who has been in stellar form, has led the way, while Moeen Ali struck a career-best 155 against Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street. Moeen will be followed by Chris Woakes who has made half-centuries in Tests and ODIs this season. Ben Stokes, who was left out of the squad for the first Test as he continues his return from knee surgery, is expected to be back for the second Test at Old Trafford.The statistics back up the recent divide between Englands top order and the security provided by those lower down: since May last year, their average for positions 1-5 is sixth in Test cricket (Pakistans batsmen average 14 runs more per wicket, albeit in far fewer Tests, and all of them in Asia) but for positions 6-11, England are top of the pile.Ahead of the squad being named, there was a suggestion that Stokes could be included to play as a batsman while Jos Buttlers name was also linked to a batting position following his impressive limited-overs form. Buttler subsequently broke a finger playing for Lancashire, so will now not be an option during the Test series, but Pakistans coach Mickey Arthur said he had been preparing for that duo to be in the line-up.We obviously looked at the squad with a lot of interest, Arthur told ESPNcricinfo. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler are guys that can take the game away of us, so, though its not a relief, we were preparing for an England middle order of Bairstow, Stokes and Buttler. But the guys that have come in have earned their opportunity and must have done something right, so certainly wont take them lightly. Connor McGovern Jersey . The third-ranked Ivanovic, who won the event in 2008 and 10, served five aces and broke Wickmayer, also a former winner in 2009, five times. "The result looked easier than it really was," Ivanovic said. Tony Dorsett Cowboys Jersey . -- Jimmy Walkers first PGA Tour trophy came with a special gift tucked inside. http://www.cowboysrookieproshop.com/Cowboys-Trysten-Hill-Jersey/ . The Australian is competing in his final season in Formula One and still looking for his first win this year. He will look to end Vettels run of six straight race wins on Sunday. Webber, who is fifth in the championship, earned his second pole from the past three races and 13th of his career. Chuck Howley Jersey . Once again, DeLaet finished tied for second at a PGA Tour stop on the weekend, this time at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The pride of Weyburn, Sask. Trysten Hill Cowboys Jersey . The mixed zone is not a place to make friends. MORE: USA | Canada | North America |?Sweden?| Russia | Finland | Europe | Czech Republic ' ' '

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